TriMet sisters and brothers, we’ve been receiving reports from several operators that their vehicles have been hit in Merlo Garage parking lot, in some cases by fellow union workers. In several of these incidents, the individuals who were responsible for these collisions failed to leave their contact information or report the damage.
We don’t want to see our sisters and brothers spending their hard-earned wages on car repairs like this, when these collisions are preventable. Please SLOW DOWN in the parking lot at Merlo (and any other TriMet facility, for that matter). Whether you’re in a bus or your personal vehicle, watch your left- and right-side clearances. And if you do accidentally hit someone else’s vehicle, please do the right thing and report the damage immediately, so that they can go through your insurance to get it fixed.